A bill that would amend Pennsylvania's hate crimes statues to include protections for sexual orientation and gender identity passed the House Judiciary Committee today 19-4.
Tweeted Rep. Brendan Boyle, who introduced the bill back in 2013:
Passage of my legislation to expand PA’s hate crimes definition to include sexual orientation is a historic moment https://t.co/4gCUIv8Vlx
— Brendan Boyle (@RepBrendanBoyle) October 6, 2014
The bill now goes before the full House, which consists of 111 Republicans and 92 Democrats.
Watch Boyle speak out in favor of the bill in committee, AFTER THE JUMP…